The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association has named Downtown Pensacola its 2017 winner of its Great Places in Florida People’s Choice Award. Downtown Pensacola was select over four other finalists: Ancient Spanish Monastery – North Miami Beach; Beachwalk – Clearwater; Downtown Winter Park; and Mizner Park & Downtown Boca Raton.
Downtown Pensacola was cited for being a walkable 44-block area, its historic and archaeological sites, chic shops, eclectic art galleries and award-winning restaurants.
The APA also mentioned the Downtown Improvement District’s Palafox Market, the privately-run Winterfest, Blue Wahoo Stadium, and the UWF-managed T.T. Wentworth, Jr Florida State Museum, Pensacola Museum of Commerce and Pensacola Museum of Art.
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